Strictly Come Dancing results: Ben Cohen knew he was on "borrowed time"

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Strictly Come Dancing's Ben Cohen has said he was expecting to leave the show this weekend.

It was another evening of sequins and sparkles on Saturday night as Strictly Come Dancing waltzed back home to Elstree Studios following last weekend’s phenomenal seaside special brought from the dizzy heights of the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

This week facing their third dance-off in three consecutive weeks was Mark Benton and his partner Iveta Lukosiute, and Ben Cohen and his partner Kristina Rihanoff for their first time in the bottom two.

In the end, it was Ben and Kristina who were a surprise exit in tonight's Strictly Come Dancing 2013 results, with head judge Len Goodman deciding to save Mark and Iveta for a third week running.

Looking back at his time on the show, Ben said: “It’s been a great experience and Kristina has been great. I said I was on borrowed time for a while and it has been an amazing experience – when would I get to dress like this every day, wear all the lycra and maybe not a top!"

He continued: "The support has been amazing and I’ve had a great time but now I can dance at my kid’s parties. Kristina has been great, I have thrown her around a little bit, I’ve thrown her into walls, dropped her a few times and she has been great – thanks ever so much for putting up with me!”

A tearful Kristina added: “If there was a trophy for the most improved person it would go to you. You started at zero and have improved every week and you make me so proud every week and I’ve had the best, most rewarding time on Strictly. I took someone with no experience and I brought you here and you were amazing.”

On Sunday evening, the professional dancers whisked their way across the dance floor during a Great ‘Strictly’ Bake Off themed show opener, featuring a special appearance from the Queen of baking Mary Berry, who popped out of a cake.

Sunday’s Results Show also featured a performance by the classical four-piece Il Divo, singing ‘Tonight’ from their Broadway album.

Next week Strictly Come Dancing, the musicals special is on Saturday 30th November at 7pm, with the results show on Sunday 1st December at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Browse pictures of the latest Strictly performances below...

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